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Thirteen vehicles were set on fire and at least six people arrested Friday evening in Rillieux-la-Pape, in the Lyon suburbs, the day after urban violence in the sensitive district of La Duchère in Lyon, we learned from concordant sources.

"The situation is under control but I am very angry (...) Some are using what happened yesterday at La Duchère to give free rein to their violence", lamented the mayor LR of Rillieux-la-Pape , Alexandre Vincendet.

According to the latter, the facts began around 7.15 pm in the Alagniers district when "thirty" individuals advanced "in very compact groups, very mobile, by setting fire to the cars in their path and stoning the buses".

Very quickly, firefighters and police officers, in particular those from the Departmental Intervention Companies (CDI), arrived on the scene, where the first arrests took place "thanks in particular to video surveillance", he added.

Police accused of being responsible for scooter accident

Thirteen vehicles were set on fire and at least six people arrested, according to the prefecture.

This violence occurs the day after clashes that affected the district of La Duchère, in the 9th arrondissement of Lyon, after the accident Wednesday in this same district of a 13-year-old on a scooter.

Pointed out by residents, the police deny being involved in the accident.

Six vehicles were burned during the clashes and three suspects, including two minors, must be brought to justice on Saturday, according to the prosecution.

In October, in Rillieux-la-Pape, hooded individuals tried to burn down a church and threw stones and pétanque balls at firefighters.

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, went the next day on the spot to condemn the facts and then announced, on January 27, the establishment of two new districts of “republican reconquest” (QRR), including Rillieux- the Pope, with the imminent arrival of police reinforcements.


Clashes between police and residents of the district of La Duchère after the serious accident of a young person on a scooter


Opening of an investigation entrusted to the IGPN after the serious accident of a teenager on a scooter in La Duchère

  • La Duchère

  • Urban violence

  • Police violence

  • Lyon